Though he’s had a SoundCloud presence since 2012, BlocBoy JB didn’t enter the mainstream conversation until earlier this year, after he appeared on the Drake-assisted single “Look Alive.” Since then, many of us have kept our eyes on the up-and-coming Memphis rapper, patiently awaiting his next full-length project titled Simi.
Well, the wait is finally over.
BlocBoy spoke about the mixtape in a February interview with The Fader.
“I have a mixtape, Simi, it's dedicated to one of my long-lost partners,” he said. “That was one of the guys that basically told me to keep rapping out of everybody that was with me, when it was time to ride or slide on somebody, I used to be the first person. But he used to be like, ‘Nah, hell nah, keep rapping.’ He pulled me to the side and said, ‘You need to go on and keep rapping.’ He died on Mother’s Day, in front of his house.”
You can stream Simi now on all major streaming services and check out the video for "No Chorus, Pt. 11" up top. The 18-track effort includes appearances by 21 Savage, YG, Moneybagg Yo, and Lil Pump.